Cast: Sei Ando
While struggling with accepting the death of her only son, a mother learns about service of the funeral home that can restore a deceased person as a humanoid for only 49 days. Director Ando crafts a visionary and profoundly-touching film about love and the power of parenthood.
Director Biography: Born 1980, Hayato Ando studied CG and animation at De Anza College’s Film Animation Course. In 2005, he joined the firm P.I.C.S.. With focus on motion image direction, he also works in CG animation, live action and editing. Aside from his work in commercials, music videos,and broadcasting, he created the short film Refresh in 2010, which was subsequently screened at the 2011 Slamdance Film Festival.
Co-presented by: Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California
THIS FILM IS AVAILABLE ON CAAMFEST ON-DEMAND.
With support from the Consul General of Japan, CAAMFest FORWARD will showcase and celebrate storytellers from Japan. This special section will include three films, all streamed on-demand.
This pairing of dynamic shorts explore new stories from Japan.